(HawaiiNewsNow) - What do non-profit foundations have in common that save Frogs, helps HIV+ orphans, and educate children on sustainable farming? Children started them all! And they're also the winners of this year's Barron Prize for Young Heroes. The Barron Prize was founded by leading children's book author, T.A. Barron and aims to inspire young people and help them realize their potential for heroic greatness. His belief is that a hero is any person from any background who can make a positive difference in the world. Every year, the Barron Prize honors 25 young leaders, ages 8 to 18. Recipients each receive a cash stipend of $2500 to be applied to their education or service project.
This year's winners range from 11 year-old from Florida who helped save frogs in the wild, to a 15-year old girl from Mass. who collects and distributes puzzles to Alzheimer's patients, to an California teen who spreads dance opportunities to disadvantaged kids.
For more information on the non-profit Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, click HERE!